Part of our trip to Somerset in April was wildlife watching, see my Diary entry Visit to Somerset and also a little Landscape photography, although I was limited to around the campsite for the dawn as I would find it difficult to drive anywhere with my husband still sleeping! We were staying at a relatively small campsite at Thorney Lakes near Muchelney  in the heart of the Levels. The campsite is on a farm and has a fishing lake close to the site which is always a nice place to walk and check out in the early morning and evenings.

We were really lucky with the weather. It was the first settled spell of the spring it was a long time coming, with clear blue skies by day although chilly nights. Some of the leaves were just breaking on the trees and everything looked fresh and ready to get going!

Wild lake near Thorney
Wild lake near Thorney
Sunrise near Thorney
Sunrise near Thorney
Across the Levels towards Kingsbury Episcopi
Across the Levels towards Kingsbury Episcopi
Sunrise Thorney Lakes
Sunrise Thorney Lakes
Thorney Lakes
Thorney Lakes
Thorney Lakes
Thorney Lakes

We took a trip to Burrowbridge and Burrow Mump stopping for a while, we had passed through before but never stopped in the village. I took a walk around and took some images I would love to be there at sunrise or sunset, it was very bright with cloudless skies when we went, not the best for landscape images, but I enjoyed looking round.

Burrow Mump and River Parrett
Burrow Mump and River Parrett
Burrow Mump
Burrow Mump

On the way back to the campsite we stopped and looked around Muchelney Abbey and I had a wander round to take some pictures, it was really hot more like the middle of summer than April!

Priest's House Muchelney
Priest’s House Muchelney
Muchelney Abbey with Horse
Muchelney Abbey with Horse
Muchelney Abbey interior
Muchelney Abbey interior
Muchelney Abbey interior
Muchelney Abbey interior
Muchelney church
Muchelney church
Muchelney church and Abbey
Muchelney church and Abbey
Muchelney Abbey
Muchelney Abbey

 

Sunrise Thorney Lakes

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